The Pastor from Jesus Camp Has a New Book Out

It’s been a while since we’ve seen her, but if you’re like me, you didn’t miss her one bit. Becky Fischer is the woman at the heart of Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing‘s shocking 2006 documentary Jesus Camp. Remember how, in The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins made a point of saying children shouldn’t be saddled [Read More...]

A Restored Version of the Jefferson Bible

Thomas Jefferson didn’t like the Bible as it was written. He thought Jesus was a good moral teacher, but those miracles were bullshit. In a letter to William Short in 1820, Jefferson wrote: Among the sayings and discourses imputed to [Jesus] by his biographers, I find many passages of fine imagination, correct morality, and of [Read More...]

Sean Faircloth’s Upcoming Book

Sean Faircloth, Executive Director of the Secular Coalition for America, has a book coming out in early 2012! It’s called Attack of the Theocrats! How the Religious Right Harms Us All — and What We Can Do About It. I’ve only seen the cover but I’m already excited — sorry for the blurry image but [Read More...]

Reading a Christian Apologetics Book After Becoming an Atheist

Coming out as an atheist to her family provoked an unsurprising response from reader Amanda‘s mother: My husband and I came out to our respective families two weeks ago (Yay! No more needless pressure to pretend anymore! No more paranoia over what their reactions would be!) and my mom very sternly suggested that I read [Read More...]

Ask Richard: Not-Quite-An-Atheist Seeks to Clarify His Beliefs

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Hi Richard. I just stumbled across your site a couple hours ago and have been reading your Ask Richard articles and I thought maybe you could help me. I am not quite an atheist, but I am close. I don’t believe any religions have it [Read More...]